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Pompeii: Guided Walking Tour With Entrance Ticket

1. Pompeii: Guided Walking Tour With Entrance Ticket

Skip the lines and explore the ancient city of Pompeii on a guided walking tour. Learn about daily life and the people who once lived there. Visit important buildings, including the Forum and the Thermal Baths. Get ready to explore the excavation site where, gradually over the last few centuries, the Ancient Roman town has been uncovered. Many of its landmarks are remarkably well-preserved after being buried by volcanic ash for nearly 2 millennia. On this walking tour, you will discover what everyday life was like for a Roman in the town and you will see the Forum, the Thermal Baths, Lupanare, and even streets with shops displaying signs selling produce including wine. With the help of a professional guide, you will learn more about the history of this town and what happened on that day in 79 AD when the nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted.

Pompeii: Group Tour with an Archeologist Guide

2. Pompeii: Group Tour with an Archeologist Guide

Walk through the ruins of Pompeii with your group and explore this ancient city, which was buried by Vesuvius in 79 AD. Walk straight past the long lines of tourists and enjoy skip-the-line access to this iconic archaeological site.  Visit the western part of the town, where the most important buildings are located. See monuments such as the Marina Gate, the Basilica, the Forum, the baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the main street and the theaters. You will also get to see plaster casts of Pompeii's tragic citizens. At the end of the tour, your guide will give you some suggestions on how to spend the rest of the day in the modern city of Pompeii and can direct you towards the Sanctuary Dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, which is just a few steps from the archeological site.

From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Self-Guided Van Trip

3. From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Self-Guided Van Trip

Embark on a day trip from Naples and discover two of the Campania Region's gems: Pompeii and Herculaneum. Sit back and relax as your driver skilfully transports you from one location to the next. Once at each sight, take your own time to discover the ancient Roman ruins at your own pace. Begin your tour by heading to Herculaneum. Here, take some free time to walk around the impressive ruins. Marvel at the ancient thermal baths or the house of the mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite. Then, at the scheduled time, meet your driver to travel to your next sight: the archeological site of Pompeii. Upon arrival, enjoy 3 hours of free time to discover the ancient remains, temples, and villas at your own pace. The historic town was covered in volcanic ash during Mt. Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. Finally, meet your driver and return back to your hotel in Naples.

From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

4. From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

Climb aboard the shuttle bus service on Piazza del Gesù Nuovo in the historical center of Naples, and then travel in comfort to the archaeological site of Pompeii. Get dropped off at the main entrance and save precious time with your priority entrance ticket. Travel back in time and imagine life during the days of the Roman Empire as you stroll along cobblestone streets built over 2,000 years ago. See the miraculous remains of the shops, temples and theaters that were covered in lava and ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of the luxury villas of rich merchants who made their fortune in the prosperous city. See the remains of the House of the Faun and get an insight into how the citizens kept themselves entertained as you discover a brothel, public baths and much more. 

Pompeii: Private Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

5. Pompeii: Private Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

See dead people, or rather the petrified shapes they left behind during the eruption that rocked the city of Pompeii and its surroundings. Witness moments frozen in time as your archaeologist guide leads you through this Luna Park-like tour of the old Roman city on foot. Listen to your guide and learn hidden secrets and fine details about life leading up to the famous eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Get a glimpse of the daily life of Pompeii's ancient inhabitants, including the markets where they shopped. Learn about the construction of aqueducts. Look at the schools where their children studied, the amphitheaters and sporting facilities where they were entertained, and the spas where they bathed. Enter an ancient brothel where erotic murals adorn the walls. See aspects of every walk of life, including the preserved forms of animals.

From the Amphitheater to the House of the Faun

6. From the Amphitheater to the House of the Faun

Let your archeological guide provide you with an in-depth look into what life was like in Pompeii before the eruption of Vesuvius of in 79 AD. Gain insight into the day-to-day lives of Romans. Strat at the amphitheater and walk along the ancient main street via dell'Abbondanza. See buildings that were essential to civic life in Roman times, like the grand house of Octavius Quartio, the house and Thermopolium (restaurant) of Vetutius Placidus, and the Stabian Thermal bath. Visit the forum, the central point of life in Pompeii. Stroll to the large villa known as the House of the Faun. Listen to your guide tell you stories and facts from the past as you walk.

From Rome: Pompeii Private Full-Day Trip with Tour

7. From Rome: Pompeii Private Full-Day Trip with Tour

Enjoy this private tour to Pompeii from Rome for 10 hours in total, with a private guide included for 2 hours and a half, and a private vehicle with driver at your disposal that will pick you up from your hotel in Rome or preferred location within the city. Once your private driver picks you up, he will take you to your destination at the archeological park. Once there you will meet your guide and start your tour. You will visit Pompeii, an ancient Roman city known for its destruction after the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and for having been preserved by the effects of lava and volcanic ash almost as it was on that fateful day in 79 AD. You will admire Roman engineering and architecture and see the life of the ancient Romans by visiting both private places, such as the House of the Faun or the house of the Tragic Poet, and places of public life such as the Forum, the thermal baths, the main square, streets and alleys, temples.... You will even be able to see the remains preserved in volcanic ash of some of the authentic original inhabitants of Pompeii 2,000 years ago. After your visit to the ruins you will have free time for lunch and rest before returning to Rome, where your private driver will drop you off at the place of your choice.

Sorrento: Half-Day Pompeii Tour with Official Guide

8. Sorrento: Half-Day Pompeii Tour with Official Guide

Visit the ruins of the Roman city of Pompeii, an open-air museum frozen in time. See the ancient Roman settlement, preserved in spectacular detail, on a half-day tour with an official guide. Take the chance to explore Pompeii in an enjoyable way, directly from your hotel or accommodation in Sorrento. After pickup from your hotel, travel to the main entrance of Pompeii Park to meet your official guide. Spend 2 hours discovering the archaeological park with your guide, then enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the ruins on your own. Meet back at the vehicle for the return transfer to your accommodation, where your tour will end.

Amalfi Coast: Small-Group All-Inclusive Pompeii Tour

9. Amalfi Coast: Small-Group All-Inclusive Pompeii Tour

Your tour begins as your driver picks you up from your Amalfi Coast hotel. From there, travel for about 50 minutes to Pompeii's main entrance to meet with your English-speaking guide. Your guide then helps you skip the long line at the entrance, before taking you on a tour of the highlights of Pompeii throughout 2 hours. Experience a selection of the main villas, such as the House of Menander, the House of the Gladiators, the House of Julie Felix, the House of Loreius Tiburtinus, the House of Sallust, the House of the Tragic Poet, the House of the Vettii Lupanar, the Temple of Isis, and the suburban baths. This itinerary is simply perfect for curious and inquiring minds that are looking to get the most out of their visit to Pompeii in a short amount of time. After waiting for you at the ruins' entrance, your driver returns you back to your Amalfi Coast accommodation.

Pompeii: Guided Tour With a Writer

10. Pompeii: Guided Tour With a Writer

Discover the remains of the ancient city of Pompeii on this guided walking tour of the vast archaeological site. You’ll visit important areas of the buried city, including the forum and temples. See the body casts, learn about life 2000 years ago, and more. The tour will start from the entrance of Porta Marina Superiore, one of the ancient entrances to the city. The first stop will be at the area of the forum where the ancient Pompeians carried out all public activities. You’ll see temples, houses, and public areas such as the indoor market. Next is the main street of the city, via dell'Abbondanza, where the tour will continue, to arrive at the public baths, the brothel and some of the most famous houses, such as Casa del Menandro. Visit the recently discovered thermopolium – an ancient form of fast food restaurant – and finally, arrive at the theater area. Along the way, learn important facts about the eruption of Vesuvius that destroyed the city and the casts of the Pompeian bodies, still visible today.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 186 reviews

This was the best tour I’ve been on! Maria, our tour guide was absolutely AMAZING!!! She explained everything so well, she was patient, she was able to answer all questions asked, she had a sense of humour and cleared up any myths that we had. I was blown away by all the extra bits of information she gave us, it was just so good that I feel like I’m not doing her justice. Maria made this incredible experience perfect! Thank you Maria!

Clear well articulating guide. So easy to understand. Nice that you got headphones so you can stand in shade and still follow everything well

The tour with the guide was excellent. The guide provided an unforgettable experience in Pompeii.

It was very good visit. Loved the information and the ruins. Exquisite.

Good to have guide to enter to understand what’s inside